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a close look at governor romney's campaign. even before that going back to the 2008 cycle, both senator obama at the time and governor romney, spending time with the editorial board. we have talked to the candidates. we have really explore the issues. is our endorsement matter? i think it does. it has been a century at least that we have endorsed a presidential candidate. it is part of our tradition. politics is indeed dna of the des moines register. we take very seriously the first in the nation status as a caucus state. we take seriously the ability to affect candidates that are not on the radar screen until after they emerge from iowa. very informal opportunity to sit down over coffee to talk about what is in front of us. what is the position for that. i do think our endorsement matters. we probably spent a lot of time doing diligence and being thoughtful in all of our conversations, particularly the final one to support governor mitt romney. host: we are talking with the editor of the des moines register. let me ask you about the process. you had a telephone conversation that ran 30
percent of people without power. we can't have a situation where... >> both the president and mitt romney are having to make difficult decisions in the days ahead amidst criticism he is cutting fema mr. romney refocused campaign events to serve as relief drive. >> part of the american spirit the american way to give to people who are in need. your generosity this morning touches my heart. i appreciate what you have done. >> now the impact that any of this is going to have, this election it's tough to say. look for a moment at the mass of power outages. look how many potential swing states are affected here. new hampshire, pennsylvania, north carolina, michigan, and of course ohio. >> ohio is the big one. >> 20 minutes before the hour. these planes will not be going anywhere any time soon. at least 18,000 flights canceled as three of the nation's busiest airports shut down for sandy. that is laguardia airport in new york. it looks like a beach doesn't it? >> used to be a runway. >> a crane hanging by a thread 65 stories above a busy new york street. coming up a crane expert says it could h
the president will stop in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. governor romney was in virginia and then both campaigns are in ohio. both campaigns in iowa on saturday at the same time romney also going to colorado and new hampshire. that is how desperate both are for the undecided vote. just one and then on the sunday schedule for mitt romney. finishing where it began at. new hampshire. the daily tracking poll has governor romney maintaining the 2.lead within a margin of error. also the new abc poll with a one point* lead there in with -- within one-tenth of one percentage point*. at the same time obama was up five points and ultimately won by 6%. 2004 rasmussen project did a victory for president bush and one by the same margin. another poll shows them both died at 36% that same poll shows governor romney 14 pointed vantage on like we've voter turnout that could be the key putting the campaign over the top in the swing states. clear politics has wisconsin as a tossup the latest poll has a candidates' tied at 49%. the president by a margin of 56% is now tied. 16 electoral votes considered a tossup of
to the polls. how do any affect this? >> we've seen both governor romney and president obama have to cancel events, obama in virginia, and adjust their schedules. president obama canceling an event in colorado. that's one big impact right now and also it will affect their efforts to get out the vote and early voting didn't seem to have much effect on the early voting in florida yesterday but could complicate efforts to get out the vote in virginia and ohio, two other key states that will be impacted by the storm and finally if this storm is as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates in the last nine days. >> in some ways this is the real october surprise. i wonder if you're the president, how do you manage campaigning because the job is truly on the line with governing and managing perhaps a large disaster response. >> you show you're in touch. that's why the president put out photos of him talking to the director of the federal emergency management agency and he also is returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancel
. they just need to tighten it. they both made a gamble. the romney campaign made a gamble that enough women cared about the economy and economic issues more or at least as much as -- >> in the debate, obama related women's issues to family and economic issues. he didn't isolate it that way and of course, the big elephant in the room is that romney showed up on october 3rd like alien ripped off his mask and said, i'm brand new now. >> but we liked him. we liked him. isn't that the point? we liked him better. >> he has evolutionary ideology. >> andrew, at this point in the campaign, all that matters is who has the last-minute enthusiasm. i don't know about the word momentum. i think enthusiasm. you can't argue that the republicans who have gotten a little depressed were enthuse wh whatted. the president lost the first debate. but won the last two. it's a distraction for both candidates. >> it's a fundamental issue. when i become president, we won't have partisan ship anymore in washington. for romney to say i'm going to fix it, nobody believes any of that. >> the des moines register poll, the
, obama and romney both claim that they were and still are for a balanced budget. reality. the obama budget this year was $1 trillion in deficits. the paul ryan budget which passed the u.s. house was $600 billion in deficit. i have the courage to submit a balanced budget if i'm elected president right after i'm inaugurated. secondly, i am for jobs and america for american citizens first, and the only candidate that has called for a near complete moritorium on green card admissions to the united states until unemployment is under 5%. it makes no sense to bring in so many foreign workers when our unemployment is so high in this country. [applause] secondly, third, we -- >> running low on time. >> we need the super p.a.c.sit n and political action committees, that would be one of the things to open up our country for greater process and greater voice by the people, and finally, we need term limits. it is time to do the best job in congress instead of the election and fund raiser. >> now an opening statement from governor johnson. >> the country is in really deep trouble. we should not b
that plays out over the days. >> it plays for governor romney. both of these guys, you cannot ignore a fact a week from today is the election. charles: right. >> so, he has to do everything he can -- well, the president has to do everything he has to do. charles: how does it help romney. >> criticize iffed he doesn't do his job. he's criticized if he does too much and make it look political. romney is going, i just have to not make it look political right now. >> romney has to focus on what he needs to do for the campaign. this isn't a political situation, this is an american situation, the storm is hurting americans, no matter what their party affiliation, the president has a responsibility as president of the united states, which means, communicate with your governors, you know, people are going to argue whether it hurts or helps him. what matters is the campaign and the final seven days leading into it is going to be how their ground game. charles: but the point is though, david, the president does look like he's doing that job and walking the fine line, being presidential, being attenti
with the biggest whopper of this campaign. i mean we've seen a lot of big lies coming from the romney campaign. i mean on a lot of different topics right? particularly mitt romney trying to have it both ways or three ways on almost every issue. you never know where he really stands on any issue. the biggest lie of all is this lie in the last couple of days, mitt romney is trying to sell the people of ohio -- it doesn't look like they're buying it. the latest poll shows president obama up five still in ohio. but we know what's going on, right? no doubt about it. president obama is winning ohio. largely because he saved the auto industry and so many -- tens of thousands of jobs in ohio depend on the auto industry. so many families from the auxiliary businesses. in fact, the unemployment rate in ohio is lower than it is nationwide because the auto industry is back. thanks to president obama. g.m. is back making better cars than ever before. chrysler reported an 80% increase in their number in the third quarter of this
entertained the largest crowd to attend a mitt romney rally. both candidates wrapped up their speeches in remarkably different styles. >> i know you have full hearts, you love this country and its future, and i know we can't lose on tuesday. we are going to win! i need your help! god bless you! >> and to make sure that no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, what your last name is, where you started, no matter what, you can make it in america! >> the monthly jobs report released yesterday showed an increase of 170,000 jobs in october, but the unemployment rate went up to 7 .9%. analysts say it's unlikely to affect tuesday's outcome. >>> one of the most talked-about issues on the ballot next tuesday is proposition 30, the tax measure gov brown is pushing. supporters say it will help california schools. nannette miranda has both sides of the debate. >> save our schools! save our schools! >> all the talk about proposition 30, gov brown's tax measure, centers around public school funding. but they are worried about the other part of prop 30, a constitutional ame
star kid rock entertained the largest crowd to attend a mitt romney rally. both candidates wrapped up their speeches in remarkably different styles. >> i know you have full hearts, you love this country and its future, and i know we can't lose on tuesday. we are going to win! i need your help! god bless you! >> and to make sure that no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, what your last name is, where you started, no matter what, you can make it in america! >> the monthly jobs report released yesterday showed an increase of 170,000 jobs in october, but the unemployment rate went up to 7.9%. analysts say it's unlikely to affect tuesday's outcome. >>> one of the most talked-about issues on the ballot next tuesday is proposition 30, the tax measure gov brown is pushing. supporters say it will help california schools. nannette miranda has both sides of the debate. >> save our schools! save our schools! >> all the talk about proposition 30, gov brown's tax measure, centers around public school funding. but law enforcement and local government representatives are
has done to the campaign. both president obama and mitt romney altering their campaign schedules, of course. but there are two different positions. how does this play out? >> great coverage this morning. and i have to pause and say it's sobering to see the pictures, to think about all the people with kids who can't get to a shift they may need. and it's hard to talk clinically about the politics, but go ahead and put on the stethoscope here. and point out that the campaigns are not suspended, the campaigns have been going on, they're just having to be very ginger about how they navigate it. at the same time president obama yesterday was sending out an appeal to his campaign list for red cross donations, his campaign aides were on a conference call talking about how they're about to go up in ohio with an ad hammering romney. they also announce there as you were talking about they're going up in pennsylvania. the president has that automatic stage. we saw him acting there as commander in chief. mitt romney has to avoid looking like he's going for photo ops. looking like he's doing
. you were to be out campaigning on behalf of the romney ryan ticket. both the presidential contenders have agreed to cancel events in virginia so you can move forward with storm plans. i want to look at polls at how tight it is in the commonwealth. our latest poll has the romney ryan ticket up by two points. there is a new poll out from the washington post which gives the president a four-point advantage in virginia. ultimately boil it down to the average it is a tee right now, 47.8% for each ticket. how does the romney camp close strong and bring home the commonwealth for republicans? >> i do appreciate governor roesterday and checking on the weather situation and agreeing to cancel three events today. the president tomorrow as well. i think it is probably a dead heat but momentum clearly moving towards governor romney and it is because the issues really matter to virginia voters are in romney's favor. the jobs picture. governor romney has a plan. the president presided over 43 months of 8% unemployment. the crushing debt that is going to get worse under the president. governor romne
the president said. as we begin to see both candidates, we'll hear from governor romney in a little bit, what they're calling their closing arguments in the last few days of the campaign. >> reporter: that's right, and president obama is making his closing argument wrapping it around the recovery efforts for sandy, the bipartisan cooperation that he demonstrated with chris christie, trying to make the point that this is when america is at its best. now he's got a better than expected jobs report and he can say america's coming back, home values are rising. we had the most private sector hiring in eight months. all those are elements of the president's argument. of course, mitt romney's argument is going to be is this the best we can do? we can do better. he has already been saying that earlier today, saying the president says this is the best it can be. i say it can't stay this way. there you have the two arguments framed as we go to a final weekend with the polls nationally showing a dead heat and in the swing states a slide advantage for president obama. >> obviously it's all happening, the
a presidential campaign. both president obama and mitt romney had to cancel events because of hurricane sandy. as cbs reporter drew levinson, the candidates were forced to the campaign aafrom sandy's path. >>> president obama met with the emergency management team for an update on hurricane sandy. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> the president said fema will be ready to help wherever sandy hits. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we want to make sure we're anticipating. >> this is supposed to be a week of intense campaigning. the massive storm forced the president to alter his schedule. to beat the weather, he made stopings to florida and northern ohio. mitt romney also cancelled his virginia stops and rerouted himself to ohio, where he joined running mate paul ryan. >> today, when we get home, put into the prayers the people in the east coast in the wake of the big storm that's coming. >> let's not forget the fellow americans of ours. at a second rally in finley, romney talked about the storm. >> i know some people around the country are about to be nervous about the storm. though
. before the storm delivered both campaigns this curveball, if you will, mitt romney picked up up a key endorsement from t"the des moines register" that says romney offers a fresh economic position. it's the first support of a republican candidate since nixon. joining me from washington is dominico. normally we would say a hard turn from weather to politics, but i said earlier sandy is the third-party candidate a lot of people have been looking for in that this storm has greatly impacted the travel schedules and what we're seeing including the news coverage of this "des moines register" endorsement which would be a headline today aathp point. how impactful is it when you combine the storm coverage and does it matter what the newspaper editorial board said. >> it won't get the national coverage it would have gotten the day after the weekend, but it is still going to be a big issue in iowa. it's the largest paper in iowa. now all four of the major papers in iowa have all endorsed mitt romney. so i do think that as the president's been looking for -- to stop some of the mitt romney's momen
me quickly about the perils for both of them. obviously, the president is the president. this is his responsibility, to have the concern of the american people on the forefront. what does governor romney do or say, other than this point that he's trying to be sense and pull off the campaign trail tomorrow and not today? >> it's no accident that bill clinton was in orlando. that's a key swing area right in the heart of that i-4 corridor. there was a cnn poll out today showing a 50/49 race between the two sides. pretty much a dead-even race. missing out on a day or two to get people out to the polls can really hurt both campaigns. mitt romney has to walk this fine line and so does the president not wanting to look too political in a situation like this when you could, as bill karins mentioned, see people out of power in the millions potentially for the next few days. >> let's bring chip in on this. you don't want to look too political, but one thing some have noted is governor romney made a couple of phone calms to virginia governor bob mcdonald and chris christie, two republican gover
supporters, but overall i think the edge was to romney, about the there's real questions both about the authenticity of his recentering in the general election after campaigning as a severe conservative. you heard that. also, real questions about the role that social issues and the religious right play in the republican party. some of them were very fiscally conservative is saying this doesn't fit me or my generation. it's a fascinating wide-ranging issue of students very engaged in that pivotal battleground state of virginia. >> where have you been? you've been in florida, north carolina. you're in virginia with ali velshi, and is that sort of the theme in talking to some of these voters, john, that, you know, really it's the economy that is clearly the biggest concern, the biggest issue as they're heading to the polls? >> absolutely. the economy is the biggest issue. you do hear a lot of conversation about deficit and debt, but there is the question about who would be a better steward. there's a sense the economy is improving. people acknowledge that. the big question mark is has
a lot about storm coverage but one week away from the election both president obama and mitt romney off the campaign trail. the president stayed at the white house in order to cover the impact. the romney campaign had events through today. out of sensitivity to those in harm's way. rom nae plans to hold a storm relief event later today in ohio. >> the most anticipated economic report left before the election might be delayed because of hurricane sandy. the monthly unemployment report scheduled to be released as you know on friday. he shut down public offices in washington. the bureau of labor statistics is assessing the situation but hopes to release it on time. some were skeptical of last month's report which was the first time in 43 months the unemployment rate was under 8 percent. >>> 14 minutes after the hour. it wasn't just affected by the monster storm causing travel troubles for the folks we have slight delays they are massive. >> super storm sandy wreaking havoc. flooding of course a major issue. kelly wright is live with more for for us. kelly, good morning. >> we have been out
's a delicate dance for the two candidates. >> reporter: both president obama and mitt romney must be leaders yet not play politics with the disaster. >> i think president obama could be benefited from this. >> reporter: uc berkeley political science professor lin says voters even now are not paying a great deal of attention to the campaign on tv. sandy could change that. >> this is the kind of news event that will turn voters on. they'll be watching the news, they'll see the candidates but will see obama acting as president. >> reporter: the vice president tried to reenforce that imagine. >> i've never seen a guy so focused. >> reporter: governor romney turned a campaign rally in ohio into a storm relief drive. >> romney is in a tougher situation. he has to appear like he's not campaigning and yet he still needs to be in the news. >> would you eliminate fema if you before president? >> reporter: romney was peppered with questions of his plan to end fema. >> if mistakes are made, people will note them and it could hurt them. >> reporter: what would sandy's impact be on the election pundents o
candidates think are important, both mitt romney and paul ryan going to pennsylvania. that state. does that mean you're in trouble there in pennsylvania? >> no. i think it means the romney/ryan campaign is desperate to try to figure out how to win this race outside of the states that they've been contesting for 15 months. i think that's all pennsylvania is for the romney/ryan campaign. john mccain spent the last weekend in 2008 in pennsylvania in a desperate attempt to do this as well. >> the president he is making three stops in wisconsin, though. that is a state, however, that in maps that the president's campaign manager has shown us months ago was in the safe category for the president. why does the president need to spend so much time in wisconsin in these final days? >> what the president wants to do in these last stops, as you heard him on the video there, is present the case one last time in front of people in wisconsin. we want to show people we're moving this country forward and moving this economy forward. >> that's a safe state, why is the president spending his vital time
't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >> sean: as both candidates head into the final stretch of the campaign there is one critical state that could hold the keys not white house for governor romney and that is the state of ohio. historically no republican candidate has won the election without taking this battleground state. the latest poll shows governor romney in a dead heat with the president both at 48% and as obama is relying mainly on the quote auto bailout for a victor arery in the state, voters are more concerned about the overall economy. romney is leading obama when it comes to the handling of the economy. joining us is michael barone. what do you think? >> what is happening in ohio? well, this was one of the three firewall states. the obama campaign wanted to concentrate on three states where they got the lowest winning percentages in 2008 except for indiana and north carolina which they conceded, florida, ohio and virginia. since the october 3 debate, florida seems to be gone toward mitt romney. he has been winning almost all polls this. vir
that going back to the 2008 cycle, both senator obama at the time and governor romney, spending time with the editorial board. we have talked to the candidates. we have really explore the issues. is our endorsement matter? i think it does. it has been a century at least that we have endorsed a presidential candidate. it is part of our tradition. politics is indeed dna of the des moines register. we take very seriously the first in the nation status as a caucus state. we take seriously the ability to affect candidates that are not on the radar screen until after they emerge from iowa. very informal opportunity to sit down over coffee to talk about what is in front of us. what is the position for that. i do think our endorsement matters. we probably spent a lot of time doing diligence and being thoughtful in all of our conversations, particularly the final one to support governor mitt romney. host: we are talking with the editor of the des moines register. let me ask you about the process. you had a telephone conversation that ran 30 minutes with the president. the white house said it
and being statesman like. that campaign isn't over. that campaign is going on and on, both sides, romney and obama, they're putting out press releases, talking points, hitting each other ads are on the air so it hasn't stopped. >> the surrogates are still in motion. >> except for chris christie. >> that's true. >> he's switched sides now a surrogate for the president. sorry. >> and to bring it back to the reality of the situation, chris christie has an extraordinary amount of work on his hands. you know, the next few weeks or months of his life will be busy with nonpolitical activities. after the break workers are stranded, hundreds of businesses are closed, thousands of flights are canceled and the new york stock exchange is shut down. depending on what model you look at, sandy could cost the economy billions. we will examine the financial fallout when cnbc's an drew ross sorkin joins the panel next on "now." [ male announcer ] humana and walmart have teamed up to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as
john roberts live in kettering, ohio. >> both governor romney, congressman ryan, president obama and the vice president off the road. this was supposed to be a campaign event. they turned it into a relief effort. people were asked as the private admission bring some canned goods, dry goods, water, something like that. a lot of people got that message and showed up. they are collecting quite a few supplies. a lot of people didn't get that message, though, and really came here kind of empty handed. maybe they were still expecting some kind of a campaign event. no formal remarks though governor romney did stand up in front of the crowd, thanked them very much for coming down and said this is a time for the nation to come together to help those in harm's way. here is what the governor said. >> some went to the grocery store i see and purchased some thins that these families will need, and i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit, the american way. we won't be able to solve all the problems with our effort this morning, though a lot of people will still be lookin
days for both governor romney and president as well. the president staying off the campaign trail today, staying at the white house. he has done a few teleconferences. we're hearing briefing happening here because of the storm. mitt romney staying in ohio. he set up in some of his centers. we heard from the republican national committee yesterday, they're turning some of their campaign centers to collect canned goods and donations as you heard the governor talk about today. we'll keep an eye on all that is happening in the campaign trail. it has become a little bit of a second thought, jon, to what is going on here. here we are, a week away from the election. jon: we have such massive work ahead in this country, it seems, you know, make as political campaign seem a little bit pet te -- petty. jon: the streets are flooded in maryland, filled with debris in many places. a superstorm blitzing the area overnight with wind gusts over 65 miles an hour. ocean city experiencing destruction shn the historic pier on the boardwalk. some say conditions are worst they have ever seen. we have the dir
still playing out. both the obama and romney campaigns are scrambling to switch up their schedules and recalibrate their messages as they reond to sandy. >>> fox 5 morning news at 7 starts right noufrment >>> this is halloween, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. there's your live look outside. much more traffic this morning than we've had in a you a mornings. >> metro also open today. normal service resumed this morning. however, some bus routes could be affected by flooding and road closures, so build in some extra time for your trip. >>> the federal government is open today, though employees have the option for unscheduled leave and telework. most students will head back to the classrooms but some schools are still closed due to power outages. in fairfax county, the following schools will remain closed. they are language ly langly. in arlington county, bar croft elementary school is closed n d.c., jefferson county will remain closed. >> prince georges county, excel academy is closed n howard county, bowman bridge elementary school is closed and arundel county will have 17 schools tha
romney here again on -- at avon lake at 8:00 p.m. tonight. both president obama and mitt romney have campaign events and through tomorrow. both candidates happened drop off their schedules and it is threatening to alter the outcome of the election. the federal courts will continue to be closed tomorrow. the house and senate will come in for a pro-forma sessions with no legislation scheduled. fema headquarters held a conference call about the storm. mr. fugate said it has enough money for an initial response to the storm. this is half an hour. >> thank you. good afternoon, everyone. thank you for dialing in today. two main administrators, craig fugate and dr. rick knab. each of them will have opening comments and then we will take questions. please limit yourself to one question and no follow-ups. with that, let me turkish -- turned over to the administrator. >> good afternoon. as hurricane sandy keeps approaching and moving closer to the coast, we are going to be rapidly moving from preparing to support response operations. we have been moving commodities, bottled waters, meals, blan
. it holds the key to both -- to victory for both campaigns. and as steve handelsman reports. that's where both candidates are campaigning today. >> reporter: so close to the end, you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in aetna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard taking credit for the auto bailout. >> it paid off in toledo, where chrysler's adding more than 1,000 new jobs on a second shift. not in china. right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him in in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned -- than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobless report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment. slightly worse. >> the president went to springfield, ohio. >> reporter: romney stopped in wisconsin where he's polling five points behind. >> candidate obama promised to do so very much. but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: he said the president pledged unemployment down to 5% by now. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9%. and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office.
. hope and change has become anger, frustration, divide and conquer. and, both sides keeping a nervous eye on sandy. romney and biden canceled weekend stops in virginia beach. the hurricane --expected to batter the east coast -- could cause further disruptions to critical campaign stops...and early voting. gh, wgn news. >> the white house announced the president is canceling a monday evening and in virginia and a tuesday bend in coloradoevent in colorado >> a chicago neighborhood is on alert over an attempted attack. >> hundreds of birds and rescued from a home >> signs that a holiday ceasefire in syria may be falling apart >> we have several days of below normal temperatures... weather still ahead... break [ horn honks ] [ male announcer ] you start your day... love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...the mortgage... the kids' college tuition. [ cellphone ringing ] but life insurance? [ horn honking ] life is unpredictable. that's why at fidelity life we want you to think about term life insurance -- taking
, both mitt romney and president obama are canceling appearances and otherwise trying to steer clear of the storm's path. a magnitude 7.7 earthquake rattled the western coast of canada early this morning. there are no reports of casualties or major damage. a tsunami warning that was in effect for hawaii has now been downgraded ending the threat of serious damage. in the world series last night the cold weather in detroit had little effect on the red hot san francisco giants. as they shut out the tigers 2-0. the giants now have a commanding three games to none lead and can take the best of seven series with a win tonight. today is mother-in-law day and the new study finds that 50% of americans who have mothers-in-law report that they have a good or great relationship with her. how about the 50%? now for the rest of the country's forecast. it will be cooler across the plains and down into texas. some heavy unnamed storms are likely out west. the week ahead looks mostly dryer once sandy has come and gone. next, confronting our superstitions. and later, actor christopher walken. >> my so
that mitt romney can work with both parties. he's not just going to pander to republicans. he will get something done because he know us how to work with democrats having been a republican governor of the state of massachusetts. this country's electoral makeup is not likely to be one party rule after november 6. we need somebody who can work across the aisle. do we have any reason to believe barack obama will work better across the aisle when he doesn't face reelection? >> no, he has been a disaster in the first term. mitt romney has a record of working across the aisle because he was forced to in order to get anything done in the deeply blue state of massachusetts. an was very successful in doing it. mitt romney is a bottom line guy. if you you have a problem, solve it. he will figure out ways to be conciliatory without compromising principle. he has don't before an do it again. these newspapers understand what the problem is. mitt romney will rule out of reality not ideology. megyn: does barack obama have any history of working across the aisle? he got hit by a lot of folks after he
romney canceled campaign events in the key states of virginia and new hampshire. darren gersh tonight looks at the impact with election day one week away. >> reporter: both campaigns say they have stopped fundraising and campaigning in states in sandy's path. governor romney was still looking for votes today in ohio, iowa and wisconsin, but his campaign says he will stay away from the key swing states of virginia and new hampshire to let emergency workers there focus on the storm. both candidates say this is a time for the nation to come together. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families, and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. >> i would like to ask you who are here today to think about making a contrutioto the red cross or another relief agey, to be of help if you possibly can in any way you can imagine to help those in harm's way. >> reporter: not only has sandy charted an expensive
will retain his seat by a comfortable margin. mike coughlin, they we drew his district. both the romney and obama campaigns have put a tremendous amount of resources into this congressional district for the turnaround models. congress and -- congressman mike kaufman is very identifiable with voters as being a combat veteran, served both in the army and marine corps in desert storm as well as the iraq war. i think mike kaufman wins that and he has always take his opponent 4 to 1. -- he has out-raised his opponent 4 to 1. i think he maintained his 67 point margin. -- six to 7 point margin. and then switching over to the district that was traditionally held by republican, and then the democrats held it for the better part of eight years. this will be an up the hill battle -- an uphill battle for joe torre. -- joe coors. this will be a hotly contested races both at the presidential all the way down to the district. this could go either way. i give a slight advantage to his challenger. it will be people on the ground in that district. host: thank you for your time. guest: thank you. >> if i
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